Tuesday, June 9, 2015

#StarWarsCereal Your Favorite General Mills Cereal And Star Wars... @GeneralMills

STAR WARS return to the big screen, in a big way this winter!

This year, one of the biggest movies will be hitting the big screen and our oldest son is so excited about it!  We've watched the trailers and talked about the other movies and now we just have to wait for "THE FORCE" to arrive!  Though he may not be the very first in line for the premier...he will definitely be desperate (and probably begging us) to see it as soon as it's in the theater.

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So when we had the chance to receive a couple boxes of the General Mills Big G "specially marked" boxes of cereal, that included a Classic Star Wars poster inside, I knew that both of my boys would be thrilled.  This is not the first time General Mills has teamed up with Star Wars either!  Our youngest son loves pretty much everything our oldest son loves! Though this might drive him a little bonkers at times, it's because he admires and wants to be like his big brother.

They sent us an extra poster, and we just happened to receive two boxes of cereal that had the same poster (Phantom Menace).  But neither of our boys were disappointed.  In fact, they were very happy with their new posters...especially since they each got one of the same posters.  Our youngest son exclaimed, "I'm going to hang this above my bed so I can see it before I go to sleep every night!"  Plus, I couldn't open these boxes of cereal fast enough for these growing boys, so they could eat the contents inside!
Be on the lookout for these "SPECIALLY MARKED" boxes of General Mills Cereal and grab a couple for your Star Wars fans to enjoy too.  
It's going to make their daily breakfast experience little bit of a more exciting...as they anticipate the new movie and drift off into... "a long time ago, in a galaxy far...far away!"

CLICK HERE to learn more about these Classic Star Wars Posters inside each specially marked box of General Mills Cereal.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How Our Garden Grows - Come See...

Gardening requires time & patience!
Gardening requires consistency! 
Gardening requires a passion!
Gardening requires love and TLC!
Gardening requires maintenance and care!

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Gardening is a lot like parenting!  As I watch our back patio garden grow and flourish, I always correlate it to parenting.  If you take the time, apply patience, provide lots of love, some tender loving care and maintenance too (sometimes this is in pruning back or shaping them in the direction they should lean)...then your garden will grow healthily and mature positively!  
I love it!  As you can see...our garden is growing beautifully!
We actually have fresh lettuce and spinach!  
Our pepper plants are growing nicely and even our squash plants have survived the snails!
We have red raspberries daily!  A sweet, juicy, delicate treat!
We have a tiny lemon that we can't wait to see grow and finally turn yellow, so we can taste it.
We have tiny tomatoes growing!
We even have some pretty flowers for our hummingbird friends!

Seeing this garden grow on a daily basis has been good medicine to my soul!  
It gives me a daily moment of solace, as I'm watering and tending to my plants.  
It gives me time to be in the silent of the morning!  
It gives me yet another reason to THANK GOD for the constant blessings in my life.  
As I watch this garden grown, and as we say goodbye to a very successful (probably the best one yet) school year...I am pleased!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What This Story Needs Is A Pig In A Wig - ADORABLE!

As you know, we love books in this home!  
The more we read, the more we learn and grow! 

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And since we still have an "early" reader in our home...who is still learning the basics of reading...I love books that build his confidence as he reads!  I've learned, from having four kids, the harder time they have reading...the less they enjoy the experience.  
Books that they can pick up and confidently read from the beginning...are a big WIN around here!
So when this book arrived...I knew it would be a book that our little guy would not only love, but also "hopefully" love reading too...because he should be able to read it on his own.
What This Story Needs Is A Pig In A Wig by Emma J. Virjan is an adorable story about a pig.  Bet you never guessed that, right?  Pig is on a boat ride, joined by all kinds of fun friends, having fun in the sun.  Pig realizes that life is a lot more fun with friends and in the end finds a solution so everyone wins.
This book is an easy and fun read!  
All of us enjoyed this adorable short & sweet story.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this book and order a copy for your home!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Let's Honor Them - MEMORIAL DAY

To those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom...we owe so much!
May the Lord continue to bless the USA!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Helping Our Family Stay Healthy - Thanks To Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier

Seasonal allergies effect the children in our home!  
Do they effect you?  
They are especially bad in the Spring months, when everything is blooming beautifully outside.  The pollen really effects our oldest son the most (he has to constantly be washing his hands)...and with a daughter who has allergy induced asthma...keeping the air in our home clean and pure is very important to me.

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But keeping our budget under control is also highly important...and buying air purifiers and keeping them working well (with filter replacements, etc.) can add up rather quickly...
That's why I am loving our new Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier.  The feature that I am most fond of (and the feature our oldest daughter noticed right away)...is the fact that the filters can be washed and re-used...over and over again.  That's right...no more stops at Target to buy new filters and watching my money wave bye-bye, so I can breath easy, knowing the kids are breathing clean air as they sleep.  
Instead...when the filters are dirty, you simply pop them out, rinse them off, let them dry and use them again and again!  I LOVE IT!
Honeywell makes products that work!  I am confident in that, as we have been using a smaller air purifier (that has filters you have to replace) in our girls room for over a year and it has not only maintained their health, but I believe it's prevented them from "sharing" some bugs or viruses we've had in our home.  LOVE IT!
Now...another feature that I enjoy with an air purifier is the "WHITE NOISE" effect.  My kids sleep better when there is some soothing white noise in the background as they drift off.   This air purifier is virtually silent when it's on the lowest level...yet it's still working!  But because we live in a town home and there are shared walls, this keeps other noises from interfering with our need for a peaceful night's sleep, so I typically use it at the highest level...which also means it's really cleaning the air well!  AWESOME!
I love that this Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier moves...because it keeps the flow of air in the room always moving.  Which to me, makes me believe that it's doing a better job of cleaning the particles out of the air that could cause sickness or irritation as it moves around the room.  Plus, it's Energy Star efficient, so it's not going to cost a lot to keep the air in our home cleaner and it's super easy to use!

As of right now, we don't have pets in the home, but dust is always a constant battle, as well as other things that I'm sure are floating around in our air...in our town home.  But I can rest assured that this Honeywell QuietClean Osciallating Tower Air Purifier will do it's job as we sleep and keep the air we are breathing at night...fresh and pure.  
That helps this mommy sleep better at night!

CLICK HERE to learn more about this product!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

And...We Meet The Zoonicorn Family

My kids are fanatical about their stuffed animals. 
They love them! 
I am fanatical about them using their imaginations! 

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So when we were offered the chance to meet some new "stuffed" imagination inspired friends...our children were all about it, and honestly, so was I.
In fact, our youngest daughter instantly fell in love with the Zoonicorns!  
I mean...admit it...they are downright adorable!  
They are also super soft and in some of our children's favorite colors, and they have the most adorable eyes!
"The Zoonicorns" (unicorns mixed with zebras)
These adorable "Zoonicorns" came with a story book that our daughter was excited to read, so she could learn more about her new stuffed animal buddies and enjoy an adventure with them.
And if you can't tell from the picture above...these Zoonicorns (the ones sent specifically to our home), will be loved on a lot and well taken care of!    

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Zoonicorn story, order your children their book and perhaps a couple plush new Zoonicorn Pals too!  
Our daughter is a fan!  
And we are excited that there will be more adventures to come!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Offer Someone The Gift Of HOPE in a box Today @Romans12LLC

Life can really drag you down some days! 
We definitely don't live in a PERFECT world! 
In fact, life can bring people to incredibly low places!

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So what if you found a company that gave you the chance to "brighten their day" with a little gift of "HOPE" (Hang On Pray Everyday) by Romans 12 LLC?  
Would this be something you would consider sending to one of your friends in a "rough" patch?
I know where (and who) my "HOPE" comes from, but there are many who don't yet...
This is definitely something I would consider doing for a friend or family member!  
And I could think of a few people that could use this little "pick me up" too! 
In fact, I received their "Hope" embroidered cap...to check out...that I will be paying it forward to, to someone who could use a little "HOPE" right now!  
How awesome is that?  
This cap might not be a big deal to you...but it could change a person's perspective, especially someone really battling through life.  Embroidered and with a Velcro closure in the back, this hat will be a daily reminder to the person wearing it, to never give up, to hang on and pray everyday!  
LOVE IT!
Trust me...it's the LITTLE THINGS that can make a huge impact on a person!

This company offers several different "inspirational" items that you can ship out quickly to your friends & family...to encourage and inspire.  Plus...their prices are definitely reasonable...and who can put a cost on something so meaningful?  We live in a world where HOPE is in such little availability!  People wake up feeling "HOPELESS" daily!  What if your little gift sends them the boost they need, to set them back on course and headed in the right direction?

Plus...this company is very charity driven:
Donations to Charity
In the spirit of spreading H.O.P.E. to others, 25% of all profits go to life, marriage, and family affirming ministries that offer hope.  The miniseries that will receive 25% of the profits in 2015 are:  


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